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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 2, 2011 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Plant sings Dew?!?!

The Dead don't own Morning Dew. Heck, they didn't even write it. But in my mind they are the ones for Dew. With all dew respect to Robert Plant, I am not crazy about his interpretation of the song. The phrasing just sounds off. And the incessant riff from the keyboardist is monotonous.

What are your favorite or least favorite efforts for other bands to cover Dead songs? For instance, I like Cracker's take on Loser.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zenKPV3yyP0


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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 2, 2011 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

I agree that the Grateful Dead pretty much own Morning Dew, but I dew like the Allman's somewhat more optimistic interpretation of the song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_tGAWZaAXo


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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 3, 2011 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

I second Cracker's version of Loser as being one of my all time favorites

http://www.archive.org/details/cracker1993-08-08.fm.shnf

another was the Janes Addiction version of Ripple on dedicated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzHq336EdVw

most every other attempt at doing a Dead song SUCKS in my opinion. Live I would dig but to put on a record naw

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Poster: advokat Date: Feb 3, 2011 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Note that ripple starts into the other one, but I've never found a recording where they play the other one. would love to hear.

one of best covers i ever heard was female backup singer for chili peppers on mother's milk tour at fillmore sing FOTD (and flea did acapella Anarchy in the UK) when they were having equipment problems. Primus opened and then Mary's Danish before the Peppers. I'm no WT, but I'm dating myself a bit....

David Lowrey's first solo album just came out. Love all he does.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 3, 2011 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Here's a story of stupid closemindedness

When I worked at Tower in Berkeley the manager and one of the band members from Primus came in and was handing out free tix. They were new, local, I had never heard of them but BECAUSE the employees that annoyed me the most liked them I didnt even think about being interested. Heck it took me a lONG time to like a lot of good stuff for that reason. Couldnt stand the eyemakup, indie clothed, peirced, look at me crowd.Well except for one super cool chick I adored that kept trying to get me to go to GWAR ( damn I wish I had gone ). But most of them looked all out there and hard and except for some vodka didnt party nearly like I did in those days ( not bragging ) I was a little off the deep end in those days. Anyway, opportunity snubbed and I missed out.

I was WAY burnt out on Mothers Milk too because I had to hear it EVERY day at LEAST once. Plus like I said I was indulging a lot in those days so thought it was lame to have that anti drug song on there. PLUS hated people thinking that Higher Ground was a Chili Peppers song. Yeah, I know i was more closed minded then

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Poster: advokat Date: Feb 3, 2011 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Well, I met the manager my very first day of college because he was wearing a King Crimson Discipline t-shirt. One of my oldest and closest friends. Pretty wild that years later Belew would be playing with Les (and many others).

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 2, 2011 4:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

I also like Lyle Lovett's take on FOTD, but I know many here find it to be too s--l--o--w.

And for something completely different, I'll reiterate Jesse McReynolds' release:

"Jesse McReynolds & Friends Tribute to Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter – Songs of the Grateful Dead"

Tracks include:

* Black Muddy River
* Ripple
* The Wheel
* Bird Song
* Franklin’s Tower
* Standing On The Moon
* Loser
* Fire On The Mountain
* Stella Blue
* Deep Elem Blues
* Deal
* Alabama Getaway
* Day By Day(new tune penned by Jesse & R.Hunter)




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Poster: Olo Date: Feb 2, 2011 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Prior to LZ, Bonham used to play this with Tim Rose who made Dew an international hit back in the 60's.
Plant has been known to acknowledge the GDead's version
in concert.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 3, 2011 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

i like abb playing dead

gdtrfb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_vMx6aQBEk

ft
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKe_Zjg3nFs

too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji9NNfAmjfQ&;

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 3, 2011 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Hah! When I first read your post I thought you wrote ABBA. That was too much for my mind to take. Still laughing.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 2, 2011 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Jimmy Buffet did UJB, and Scarlet . I,m not A fan, ( at one point I said he was the Dead for yuppies ), but at least he did them, and I guess they are OK .
I was always impressed at the varied crowd, we would et at Tower, when his tickets went on sale .
Elvis Costello has performed "Ship of Fools", and "Roses" , and has famously stood up for the band's songwriting .

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 2, 2011 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

>Jimmy Buffet did UJB,

Aaackk! really?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 2, 2011 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

not too bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIHuXWXH-Ug

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 3, 2011 5:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

I'll give him credit ... hey I'll give anybody credit for WANTING to play that song and TRYING to play that song, it's such a beautiful song. But I couldn't listen all the way through.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Feb 2, 2011 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

I've heard that Dylan does FoTD live from time to time.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 2, 2011 9:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

I am not up on his recent set lists, but off the top of my head, he has done FOTD, Alabama Getaway, West LA, and his Silvio, is essentially a Robert Hunter song ( the lyrics certainly sound like a Hunter song ).
I heard him do Elizabeth Cotton's "Baby It Ain't No Lie", that he most likely got from, or was reminded of, by Garcia . The same goes for his recorded versions, of "Jack-o-roe", and "2 Soldiers ".

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 2, 2011 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

JerryGarciaDoesDylanCompilation:
http://tela.sugarmegs.org/alpha/j.html

(that's a favorite, not least favorite, obviously ...)

The Tough Mama on there just blows me away. It's from 7/8/77.

Garcia performing songs Dylan wrote ... too much genius all in one place!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 2, 2011 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

It doesn't even have to be a Dylan tune to bring out Jerry's Inner Dylan. On Live at Fillmore East (2/11/69), listen to the "aces are crawlin" part. I swear he's channeling Dylan!

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 2, 2011 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Part of this is that almost EVERYONE in the mid, to late 60's was influenced by Dylan in some way or another . It is hard form the perspective of 2011, to fathom the level of respect and high regard he was held by many at the time .
Besides his lyrics, his singing also had a big impact : Lennon "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", Hendrix ( huge Dylan freak ), Rolling Stone -"Jig saw Puzzle", Kinks "Death of a Clown", etc etc etc .
So It is no wonder that Dylan left his mark on Jerry's singing, ( and Hunter's writing ).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 2, 2011 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Very good point.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 2, 2011 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Ah, then perhaps you agree with my comment above? Didn't read this far down before I posted.

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 2, 2011 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Ring - My wife said it best when she commented Jerry sings Dylan better than Dylan himself.

I rephrased my question since it didn't read the way I intended. Looking for songs that other bands cover that are the Dead's songs. For instance, I like Cracker's take on Loser.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zenKPV3yyP0

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 2, 2011 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Oh, sorry, I'm off topic!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 2, 2011 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Hey Ring & Althea (& you too, B): what do you think of Jer when he did IAONBBlue in 66?

We always thought that in 65-66 Jerry tried to literally sound like Bob.

Listen to the ones on historic dead (the 1966 show that's here from 9-16 that our own Lou D uploaded I believe).

See if you don't agree...I always liked it, but others said he tried too hard in the first few yrs, and his voice was better by 69/70, coming into its own with Work/Beauty.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 2, 2011 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Oh yes!! Thank you! I was mixed up before, not even thinking of the right song. I love that! This one's better:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-07-16.sbd.miller.89555.sbeok.flac16

You may have dragged me out of my JGB rut. I absolutely love those "He was a friend of mine" and "One kind favor" from that era. I have that "He was a friend" playing now, what an amazing sound.
The reviews on that page are a trip in themselves.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 2, 2011 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

yup; here's the one from the album if you had the historic or vintage dead records from 66, that Lou D., right here at the Forum, uploaded so it captures that vinyl feel:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-09-16.sbd.davenport.95970.flac16

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 3, 2011 5:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

I have "Birth of the Dead," haven't listened to it for awhile, but I think I have to stream 11/8/70 today ...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 2, 2011 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

I will give it a listen - but at the moment I have to listen to that whole compilation thing again in order to get to the Tough Mama ...
I never actually liked that song much (It's All Over Now Baby Blue, I mean). Maybe Jerry will convert me - it's been known to happen ... for instance, the Simple Twist of Fate's, which I announced here awhile back I didn't like, I've changed my mind and I do like!

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Feb 2, 2011 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Check out the version from 11/8/70:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-11-08.aud.weiner.28609.sbeok.shnf

I like this one.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 2, 2011 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Wow, that one is just amazing, I never heard it before.
Ok - I gotta listen to the Grateful Dead again!

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Feb 3, 2011 3:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

When you stream on sugarmegs you can move the timeline ahead you just can't fast forward track by track because there all one track(in windows media player).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 3, 2011 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Well, I find you can do that on some tracks and not others.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 2, 2011 11:55am
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Oh, I love that one by the early DEAD, and JG "doing Bob" (others, I think have agreed that he sounds like he's trying to sound like Bob, but see what ya think) on BBlue...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 3, 2011 12:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

OK, I did my homework.

Boy, on that 9/16/66 one, not only does he sound like Dylan, but he's doing a little wobbly thing with his voice like Elvis. It may be a one-time performance of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Suede Shoes. I have to think the Dylan was more intentional than the Elvis, LOL.

I don't hear the Elvis thing so much on 7/16/66. But it's there a little tiny bit. I think he was just in the mode of figuring out his own stage presence; experimenting with how his voice should sound. Sounds like a really sweet show; now I have to listen to it! (And yes, it does sound Dylanish.)

The 11/8/70 is sure gorgeous. I actually don't hear the Dylan channeling in that one, though; it's as if he's gotten more comfortable being himself with the song. Which is actually some achievement. How can anyone sing Baby Blue and NOT try to be Dylan? Just try it! It's like patting your head and rubbing your stomach. No matter what, you'll end up wailing, "BAbee BLOooooooooo ..."

Btw, if you check out 4/6/69, it's still pretty Dylanish.



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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 3, 2011 5:08am
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>he's doing a little wobbly thing with his voice like Elvis.

Yeah, I thought he was laughing at first. I don't think it quite worked.

>It may be a one-time performance of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Suede Shoes.

You're cracking me up (or causing hearty guffaws, per UU) :)

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 2, 2011 8:23am
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No worries, it was a great choice, listening to Jerry does Dylan this morning. Making the work day go by nicely.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 2, 2011 11:50am
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Well then, as long as I am hijacking the thread, I am distraught because although that compilation says the Tough Mama is from 7/8/77, it isn't there!!! I really need to listen to it 95 times in a row (and can't do that with the sugarmegs shows ...)
Tough Mama is my latest obsession, moving on from Masterpiece.

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Feb 3, 2011 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

Remember when Cracker opened for the band at Autzen Stadium in '94?
Here's a passage from Davis Lowery's blog, in which he describes meeting Jerry,

I saw Jerry Garcia from afar the first day we played with them. I also saw him watching us from the side of the stage briefly. It wasn’t til the next day i met Jerry Garcia. I was waiting in line for the porta potty that was at the bottom of the steps to the stage. Who walks out of the porta potty but Jerry Garcia. Immediately friendly and warm grabbing my hand to shake and then holding it.

“oh hey man nice show yesterday, I love Eurotrash girl, such a great country rock song, people dont’ do that stuff anymore. mind if we cover it?”

“i’d be flattered beyond belief”. I stuttered and stammered as i answered.

20 seconds at most. And then he just wandered off.

I’m not making this up. That’s what he said. He observed what few have observed about that song. It’s all twang. The other thing about that conversation that was weird. At least on my part. The whole time he shook/held my hand i kept thinking “there is no sink in a porta potty”

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Feb 2, 2011 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plant sings Dew?!?!

You are right about the keyboard plunking on Plant's version way to repetitive. I like Jeff Beck's with Rod Stewart on vocals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb6WRqZRG-E&;feature=fvsr
Heres a live one with someone else on vocals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7WsWHoeXew
Still don't compare to the Dead's.
Los Lobos on Bertha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjZF0K3oxFc&;feature=related
Elvis Costello on Ship of fools
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7rX1WmKc40
I like the George Porter or Joan Osbourne Sugaree's not sure if they count though cause they got members in the band.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Feb 2, 2011 12:49pm
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It's a different song. The tune is just not the same. The singing is nowhere near as passionate as Jerry's, of course, but there are a couple of cool jams. It's a shame, because Plant is famous for his screaming and he could have blown the lid off Dew if he wanted to.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 2, 2011 12:01pm
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favorite..hard to pick just one...
Railroad Earth did a sweet Terrapin Station 8/7/04

least favorite...NO CONTEST...
Jane's Addiction butchering of Ripple on Deadicated

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 2, 2011 10:50am
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I like Levon Helm's Tennessee Jed and Willie Nelson doing Stella Blue works for me. Los Lobos doing Bertha live can be pretty amazing - no complaints there.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Feb 2, 2011 2:28pm
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I like Sublime's take on Scarlet Begonias:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cg2O4SsHQw